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‘Wholly inappropriate’ quarantine practices may have helped spread coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, experts say

‘Wholly inappropriate’ quarantine practices may have helped spread coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, experts say

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  1. >Since the quarantine began, passengers have been confined to their rooms, with meals delivered to their door every day. People who test positive for the virus have been taken off the ship and transported to medical facilities, according the cruise ship company and Japan’s Ministry of Health.

    This would have been a good cruise to splurge for a balcony.

  2. I wish there was more explanation for how healthy people confined to their rooms are contracting the disease. I assume it’s because experts don’t know, but still, even educated guesses from professionals would be better than just “people on ship gettnig disease even though they’re stuck in a windowless cell”.

    I assume it’s the ventilation system?

  3. Quarantines (“forty days”) were originally meant to protect the populace of a country against incoming plague ships by denying them entry until a certain period of time had passed without infections.

    Isolating all individuals on such a ship from each other is something different. Who is responsible for organizing that? If you’re denied entry in a country then you’re technically not inside that country.

  4. i wonder how many of the infected were from the inner cabins.

  5. What about the cruise that tried docking 5 times and was finally allowed at Cambodia, and everyone was allowed off to go home?

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    *right clicks, selects “block element” on the popup, goes back to reading article*

    “Damn right I am.”

  7. I hope the cruise ship industry gets better regulated/overhauled after this shit show. Everything seems to he going wrong for this particular sector of hospitality.

  8. Huge understatement. On infected cruises they would use the same temperature measurement tools with no protective sleeve on multiple passengers. They would quarantine a group together for hours increasing chances of non infected catching fvirus. literally infected staff was able to go around infecting all the passengers.

  9. Cruise ships are best avoided where possible, You lose the vast majority of your legal rights, the staff do not have your best interests in mind, and they almost never have appropriate training.

  10. Surprised this is only getting 285 upvotes. It’s definitely becoming evident the quarantine practices are pretty questionable, including for the US patients returning into the US.

  11. You know, if our government wanted to ban cruise ships, I’d be fine with it

    They are horrendously polluting and act as incubators for viruses

  12. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.businessinsider.com/quarantine-may-have-helped-spread-cruise-ship-coronavirus-experts-say-2020-2) reduced by 87%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Quarantine efforts on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship may have actually helped the virus spread, some experts say.

    > "There is now ample evidence that this [quarantine] is not preventing the spread of cases within the ship and it is also posing a risk of spread within the ship," Tom Inglesby, an infectious-disease expert and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told TIME. Since the quarantine began, passengers have been confined to their rooms, with meals delivered to their door every day.

    > "The Japanese government is probably valuing stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus to their country more than the higher risk of harm to passengers from this mass cruise ship quarantine," Steven Hoffman, director of the Global Strategy Lab and a professor of global health at York University, told Vox.

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  13. OR, poor quarantine control spread the Corona virus to the ship?

  14. [Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, An Open Letter to the WHO About How Taiwan Can Help](https://youtu.be/ztVS4eVGQWw)

    Over the past few days, more and more figures in Taiwan such as 阿滴英文 Ray and 吳鳳 Rifat have been stepping out as proponents of the WHO considering inclusion of Taiwan into the World Health Organization amid the threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus epidemic. Seeing these pleas has motivated me to do my part.

    This is my open letter to the World Health Organization about including Taiwan as a member or observer. Why should Taiwan be included in the WHO and WHA?

    過去幾天看過越來越多台灣的公眾人物在叫WHO讓台灣參加. 在現在新冠狀病毒的疫情狀況中我看過【阿滴英文】跟【吳鳳】的影片後我也覺得我要試試看自己試試看.

    這是一封關於台灣參加WHO給世界衛生組織的公開信. 為什麼WHO跟WHA需要台灣?

  15. A cruise ship isn’t capable of an actual quarantine. The people delivering the food are not decontaminating themselves and everything between visits of each room. It’s not possible. It’s not a quarantine, it just slightly slows the spread.

  16. Have only been saying this since day 1. No rush.

  17. Well why arnt these experts working on cruise ships then problem solved /s

  18. A ten year old could have told you this was going to happen.

  19. Now countries are taking their citizens off these ships and sending them home, presumably to infect the medical staff in said countries.

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